Rednal Hill Junior School

Rednal Hill Junior School

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  2. OFSTED Reports

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the report from our OFSTED monitoring inspection that took place on the 6th May 2021.

Ofsted said:

‘Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action in order for the school to become a good school."

The Ofsted grade is welcomed by the school and we feel it recognises all of the hard work undertaken since the last inspection. Despite the issues, complexities and worries associated with the pandemic, we are very proud of our achievements and how far the school has come. The inspection team found many positive features of the school and were complimentary in terms of the direction that we are heading. The report states the following:

  • Leaders have prioritised their efforts to improving the curriculum in English, mathematics, and science. Improvements in these areas are making a difference
  • Leadership of mathematics has become a strength of the school
    • Leaders have looked to develop curriculum links beyond the school
    • Leaders have worked closely with the local infant school to share curriculum ideas and provide training to staff
    • You also run a mathematics research group in the local area to help support teachers in other schools
  • Leaders have also improved teacher subject knowledge in science
    • There are clear improvements in the science curriculum
  • Leaders have ensured that reading continues to improve since the last inspection
    • There is a clear system in place to support those pupils who enter the school below
      the expected standard in reading
    • A phonics intervention programme is used to help improve pupils’ reading and this is carefully tracked and monitored to ensure pupils
      continue to improve
  • The governing body are highly knowledgeable and have a strong understanding of the school and its improvement journey.

The key areas for development, identified in the Ofsted report (see below), are all key areas from our school development plan and we are already working on these targets as part of our natural school improvement process.

  • Develop leadership in foundation curriculum subjects so that it is as effective as that seen in English, mathematics, and science
  • Ensure that subject leaders are clear about pupils’ starting point s in Year 3 in order that they can build on pupils’ prior knowledge.

Parents can rest assured that staff and governors, to paraphrase the OFSTED report from March, will be: “unwavering in our determination to secure a quality standard of education for pupils at Rednal Hill Junior School”.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. R. Jones